Wikileaks release of TPP deal text stokes 'freedom of expression' fears
Sat, 10/10/2015 - 13:43 — smashdracs
Intellectual property rights chapter appears to give Trans-Pacific Partnership countries’ countries greater power to stop information from going public.
“The text of the TPP’s intellectual property chapter confirms advocates warnings that this deal poses a grave threat to global freedom of expression and basic access to things like medicine and information,” said Evan Greer, campaign director of internet activist group Fight for the Future. “But the sad part is that no one should be surprised by this. It should have been obvious to anyone observing the process, where appointed government bureaucrats and monopolistic companies were given more access to the text than elected officials and journalists, that this would be the result.”
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